Our Yacht Team provides legal advice and practical guidance in all aspects of yacht and superyacht ownership, sale, purchase, finance, dispute resolution, insurance and management.

Our Yacht Team provides legal advice on all aspects of yacht and superyacht ownership, advising a variety of participants in the industry including owners, managers, insurers, yacht brokers, yards and marinas.

Our experience derives from a long history as specialists in maritime law. Our team also has extensive practical sailing and sea-going experience on board superyachts, grand-prix racing yachts and private pleasure crafts giving us an in-depth understanding of the industry.  We are therefore able to give commercial and practical legal advice.  We also work closely with our commercial, employment and ship finance groups so that we can advise clients on the broad range of matters that derive from owning, managing or operating yachts, whether commercially or privately.

If problems do happen we have considerable experience of handling disputes across the spectrum. We have a dedicated 24/7 emergency response team and can deal with the legal and practical needs in the aftermath of any incident through to resolution.

We have global reach with offices in countries also known for yachting including France, Spain, Greece and Singapore. Our team can readily advise on multi-jurisdictional issues.

Our Yachting practice has expertise in the following areas:

  • Building and Refit Contracts
  • Casualty Response
  • Chartering
  • Crewing and Employment
  • Cyber Crime and Insurance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Management of Yachts
  • Marina and Yard Liabilities
  • Personal Injury
  • Racing Rules and Sports Law
  • Regulatory and Criminal Investigations
  • Sale and Purchase
  • Ownership Structures and Registration
  • Yacht Finance